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Giving up gimmicks : reclaiming youth ministry from an entertainment culture

Author: Brian H Cosby
Publisher: Phillipsburg, N.J. : P & R Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Gives youth pastors, youth leaders, and parents a guide on how to lead a gospel-rich youth ministry that makes the means of grace, i.e., Word, prayer, sacraments, service, and community, central to the ministry. When youth groups elevate experience over truth, they drive away the teenagers they hope to attract. Here is a ministry approach, grounded in Christ and patterned after the means of grace, that brings them  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian H Cosby
ISBN: 9781596383944 1596383941
OCLC Number: 758845579
Description: 149 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why entertainment hasn't worked --
What is a "means-of-grace" ministry? --
Ministry of the Word --
Empowered through prayer --
Nourished in the sacraments --
Satisfied by service --
Transformed through community --
Building and leading a youth ministry team.
Responsibility: Brian H. Cosby.

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"Gives youth pastors, youth leaders, and parents a guide on how to lead a gospel-rich youth ministry that makes the means of grace, i.e., Word, prayer, sacraments, service, and community, central to the ministry. When youth groups elevate experience over truth, they drive away the teenagers they hope to attract. Here is a ministry approach, grounded in Christ and patterned after the means of grace, that brings them back"--Publisher description.

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